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Here in Phoenix, great Italian pastries are scarce. If you look, you can find passable cannoli, solid sfogliatelle. But fantastic? The kind of light, flaky, orange-perfumed sweet eaten in the morning that periodically thunders back into mind for the rest of the day? Good luck. This January, The Maggiore Group hopes to change that. That's when The S...

The mobsters in “The Godfather” trilogy and the food served in many Italian-American restaurants don’t accurately reflect Italian culture, according to Casa Italiana di Las Vegas. For example, popular offerings in America such as fettuccine Alfredo and chicken Parmesan are not traditional Italian dishes, said Claudia Costantino, marketing director...

Isabella Rossellini has become something of a surrealist Jane Goodall. Rossellini has always lived a unique life—but in the last decade, the 66-year-old actress and model has taken perhaps her most peculiar turn: She's become one of the world's foremost lecturers on animal fucking. Her interest in the science behind animal fucking was first broadca...

A touch of Italian fare with Los Angeles roots arrived in Las Vegas for the new year. The Factory Kitchen opened in the former B&B Ristorante space on restaurant row at the Venetian. Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, who formerly worked at Spago, and chef Angelo Auriana, who spent 18 years as the chef at LA’s Valentino, serve traditional Italian dish...

Lady Gaga wowed her fans Friday night during her Las Vegas residency debut – and even critics were impressed. From her emotional performance of "Shallow" to a theatrical story line, "Enigma" is being praised for its energy and heart. Here's more of what critics are saying about her performance at MGM's Park Theater Friday. Billboard's Andreas Hale...

Ray “Coach” Faraca, 88 of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away on December 23, 2018. He was born on December 8, 1930 in Kellogg, the son of Italian immigrants, Antonio and Agnes Grace (Caruso) Faraca. Ray was a lifelong resident of Kellogg and extremely well known in the community.  He graduated from Kellogg High School in 1950 and then attended the Univers...

Lady Gaga performed before a sold-out crowd for the first night of her residency, which will run through 2019. Developed exclusively for Park MGMs intimate Park Theater, the six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominatedsuperstars engagement consists of two separate shows, each offering an immersive only-in-Vega...

Lee Valenta grew up in a closely knit, Italian-American neighborhood in the city of Utica, New York. It was, he recalls fondly, the sort of place where everybody knew everybody, everybody knew everybody’s business, and the idea of community could stamp itself indelibly on an impressionable kid. In 1983, he and a partner co-founded Trillium in his a...

Park MGM opened the international food chain Eataly on Thursday as the $550 million revamp of the Strip property comes one step closer to completion. The two-year renovation and rebranding of the 3,000-room property, formerly known as Monte Carlo, will finish Monday with the opening of speakeasy On The Record. The opening of Eataly will help revive...

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus is celebrating 10 years of performances in Chandler. The group is debuting new acts this holiday season through Jan. 6, 2019. What started a decade ago as a unique addition to a busy performing arts season at Chandler Center for the Arts has turned into one of the most popular, local holiday traditions in Chandler. T...

There was a time not too long ago when Marc Vetri was a gambling man, which seems to make sense, given his new restaurant in Las Vegas. Twenty years ago, having just cleared 30, he was a chef from Abington, a single guy, a middle child from a family of overachievers, living and working in Italy, who pooled everything he’d saved into opening a tin...

A high-end Italian restaurant that will move to Newberg this winter was named one of the best 100 restaurants in the United States by OpenTable, one of the most popular reservation systems in the country. The Italian restaurant AgriVino, which will move from its Carlton location to a vacant building on 714 E. First St. in Newberg on Valentine's Day...